Urban Planner Stan Leinwand is the National Capital Commission’s Acting Director, Sustainable Development and Environmental Services. His role at the Lab is to staff the internal steering committee, brainstorm ideas for the space, and coordinate speakers for their speaker series.
Liz Clarke is a 2019 Trailblazer Award winner, was shortlisted for the 2018 Impact HUB Ottawa Social Impact awards, just opened a social enterprise called Freedx, made a mixed-media documentary about being black at Bluesfest called Air Force Blacks … and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Chef Jason McLelland wants to support families through offering free meals and free cooking classes.
As the founder of New Canadian Entrepreneur, Karla Briones provides Canadian business environment education, resources and mentorships for newcomers in various stages of their immigrant journey.
It’s nearly time for Synapcity’s Fall 2018 Civics Boot Camp! Starting on October 25, this six-week program is for people who are passionate about Ottawa, and want to learn more about how the city works. Deadline due October 12.
BLK Frosh welcomes students into Ottawa’s black community with amazing free events.
CityMakers: Ottawa Energy Collective Impact is putting together a complex solution to tackle a complex problem
The Ottawa Energy Collective Impact aims to reduce Ottawa’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050.
Daniel Effah is an incredible visual portraitist, capturing images with the aim of sparkinging conversation about the African diaspora. His series, ‘Blend If’, is currently on display at the Ottawa Art Gallery.
Bad + Bitchy is an intersectional feminist podcast covering politics, social issues and pop culture, co-hosted by Erin Gee, Erica Ifill, and Amy Kishek.
Dylan Black is a radio announcer at Boom 99.7, host of Daytime Ottawa on Rogers TV, and Fundraising Coordinator at Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club. His community-driven spirit has made him one of Ottawa’s most beloved broadcasters.
100in1Day is happening this Saturday, June 2.
CityMakers: Robot Missions empowers communities to apply low-cost robots for environmental challenges
Founder Erin Kennedy was the recent recipient of the 100th Awesome Ottawa grant.
Black Like Me is an organisation dedicated to creating spaces for Black people in Ottawa to “find happiness, safety, support, and whatever else they need to live.” Join them at their BLACK BRUNCH: Spring Edition on Saturday May 19 from 10am-2pm at Carleton Food Collective’s G(arden)-Spot.
Jane’s Mob, the festival launching Jane’s Walk, is happening on Thursday, May 3rd at Parkdale Market Park, bringing people together to celebrate their space. There’ll be storytelling about Hintonburg, live music, speakers, a scavenger hunt, art installations, lawn games – and more!
It might not be a long weekend, but there are more than enough events to fill your weekend.